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About The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current | View Entire Issue (April 19, 1914)
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and Sunday Magazine.
VOL. xxxm xo. 1G.
PORTLAND. OREGON. SUNDAY 3IORNING, APRIL 19, 1914.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
HUERTA 1ST YIELD
TODAY. SAYS WILSON
Limit Set at 7:36 P. M.
DRAMATIC CLIMAX REACHED
President Will Submit Issue to
FIRM SUPPORT ASSURED
Fleet Continues to Steam Southward
but Xo Orders to Array Are Is
sued foreign Governments
Are Formally Notified.
WASHINGTON, April 18. "Ennor.
Bins but not final" vraa the nay Sec
retary Bryan, shortly after 1 o'clock,
tola morning aummed up a message
Just received from Mexico City. Fur
ther than that the Secretary did not
diacloae what hi latest dispatch con
tained. WASHINGTON, April . 18. The
Bravest International crisis the United
States has faced since the Spanish War
Unless Huerta accedes to Rear-Admiral
Mayo's demand for a 21-gun
salute before 6 o'clock Sunday night
to the American flag- at Tamplco.Presi
dent Wilson will go personally before
a Joint sessi .n of Congress on Monday
and ask for authority to use the Army
and Navy for such steps as may be
Intention Will Be Accepted.
Huerta may actually fire the salute
before o'clock, which would be 7:36
P. M. Washington time, or he may
"yield" by advising ' President Wilson
of his intention to do so. Either action,
taken at the last minute, could be
known here before the hour of the
President's message to Congress.
This final word went to Mexico City
today, after Huerta had parleyed for
the last time and reiterated his demand
for a "simultaneous salute." Leaders
in Congress said President Wilson
would be clothed immediately with all
the authority necessary to take action.
Seizure of Vera Cruz and Tampico, of
the Mexican warships in those waters,
and of a section of the railroad from
Vera Cruz to Mexico City as far as a
trestle 20 miles west of 'Vera Cruz, and
a Pacific blockade are features of a
plan of action President Wilson has
outlined to his closest advisers.
Course la "Short of War."
Euch a course, authorities on inter
national law describe, as one "short of
war" and not an act of war. Huerta,
however, might construe it as one.
The climax came with dramatic In
tensity today when ' a third message
camo from Huerta, insisting on his
own conditions for a simultaneous sa
lute. A conference between the Presi
dent and Cabinet members resulted in
a prompt decision to brook no more
temporizing or dilatory tactics.
The following statement then was is
sued from the White House:
"General Huerta is still insisting on
doing something less than has been
demanded and something less than
would constitute an acknowledgment
that his representatives were entirely
in the wrong in the indignities they
have put upon the Government of the
President Is Determined.
"The President has determined that
If General Huerta has not yielded by 6
o'clock Sunday afternoon he will take
the matter to Congress on Monday."
Allowing five hours, the average
time for transmission of cable mes
sages from Charge O'Shaughnessy and
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MARY OP ENGLAND GIVES IN
FOR COCRT IN PARIS.
Influence of Mmc. Poincare Has
Much to Do With Rescinding Or
der and Regarded Masterstroke.
LONDON, April, 18. (Special.)
Queen Mary, who is as adamant re
garding the etiquette to be 'observed in
connection with court-dress, both sur
prised and delighted the dames of honor
by informing the ladies told off to at
tend court during her stay in Paris
next week that the rule forbidding
ladies to wear decollette dresses in the
afternoon .would be relaxed while the
court is in Paris.
This unusual departure is due to the
influence Mme. Poincare brought to
bear through the medium of the Duch
ess of Devonshire, mistress of the
robes, whom she induced to approach
Queen Mary to persuade her to rescind
the order given earlier that under no
circumstances were the ordinary rules
covering court ladles to be altered dur
ing the visit.
This move is regarded as a master
stroke by the court ladies.
CHAUFFEUR WINS BRIDE
Handsome Officer Marries Daughter
of Wealthy New York Dealer.
WH1TK FLAINS.. April 15. Inter
ested villagers verified the report that
Willam N. Callahan, the handsome
mounted policeman who resigned from
the White Plains police foroe, had mar.
rled at the Little Church Around the
Corner, in New York, Carmen Vera Son
nehill, daughter of a wealthy New
York corset dealer, who once employed
Callahan as a chauffeur.
The Sonnehills, who live at 171 West
Seventy-first street, Manhattan, have
another home on De Kalb avenue,
White Plains. Last Summer Miss Son
nehill drove a big green touring car,
and villagers noticed the handsome pa
trolman, whom her father, H. H. Sonne,
hill, had brought to White Plains as a
coachman and- later had made a chauf
feur, cantering at the side of the green
car. He had taught Miss Sonnehlll how
to run an automobile.
A month ago Callahan resigned from
the police force and became associated
with a tire company in New York.
MARRIAGE GIVES FREEDOM
Mayor and City Commissioner Par
tfcipate in Yakima Wedding.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., April 18.
(Special.) Mayor. Splawn, blushing to
the roots of his flowing whiskers,
played the role of Cupid in a police sta
tion wedding today; City Commissioner
Coonse, carrying a huge bunch of
lilacs, posed as best man, while Rev.
W. II. Ineson, pastor of the First Meth
odist Church, tied the nuptial knot.
The wedding put a stop to investiga
tion of the recent bringing here of
Miss Stella Ornsdorff, of Redding, Cal..
by W. F. Smith. Smith and the girl
have both been in custody for several
days. They were eager to swap their
present troubles for matrimony, and
the young bride was radiantly happy.
"That's the kind of a Mayor to have,"
she exclaimed to her husband. "Isa't
he a dear?"
ROBERT TAFTJV ENGAGED
Miss Marthu Bowers to Be Bride of
WASHINGTON, April 18. Announce
ment of the engagement of Miss Mar
tha Bowers, daughter of ex-Solicitor-General
Bowers, to Robert Taft. eldest
son of ex-President Taft, was made
The date of the wedding has not
, Winds Fell Pedestrians.
CHICAGO, April 18. A wind wiht a
velocity of 48 miles an hour swept Chi
cago, felling pedestrians, tearing down
signs and smashing windows and caus
ing several fires.
Swirling dust blinded walkers and
extra policemen were stationed at
crossings to prevent accidents.
The Fire Department responded tv
43 alarms in three hours.
FDR M OF REPRISAL
Seizure of Two Coast
PACIFIC BLOCKADE IS FEATURE
Mexican Warships and Line of
Railway to Be Taken.
"ACTS OF WAR" -AVOIDED
Some Officials Believe Huerta Will
Force Act of American Aggres
sion in nope of Arousing
Patriotism at Home.
WASHINGTON, April 18. Among the
probable forms refusal will take it
Senor Huerta does not yield to the
United States' demands by the specified
time of 7:36 P. M., Sunday, are the fol
lowing: Seizure of the ports of Vera Cruz and
Pacific blockade of Mexican coasts.
Capture of such Mexican warships as
may be encountered.
Seizure of 20 miles of the railway
from Vera Cruz to Mexico City.
President's BJorhts Not Doubted.
Should aggressive steps be necessary
before the President has an opportunity
to get Congressional action there is no
question in the President's mind of the
right of the Executive branch of the
Government to act. Republican and
Democratic leaders say any action
taken in an emergency would be
promptly backed up by Congress.
Various steps not considered under
international law as constituting a
declaration of war have been discussed.
Any of these, of course, may be con
strued by Huerta as a cause for war
and change the status of affairs, but
precedent shows many a case In which
a pacific blockade was declared, shut
ting off one nation from commercial
intercourse with another, or the seizure
of a custom-house and the collection
of duties without involving either na
tion ,ln war.
Blockade Not Effective. .'
The pacific blockade has not been
looked upon by President Wilson as an
effective measure because precedent
has not determined definitely whether
a nation has the right to cut off the
offending party from all commerce. It
is admitted the United States could
shut off Mexico from all commerce with
the United States, but whether foreign
vessels also could be prevented from
engaging in commerce in Mexico with
out a declaration of war is a disputed
It Is apparent the President has in
mind other forms of "reprisal," a term
defined by international law as "a
means of putting stress on a wrong
doing state by something "short of war."
Landing of marines and even the bom
bardment of a town have been held as
measures "short of war." In 1S95 the
British fleet sent a force ashore at
Corinto, Nicaragua, seized a custom
house and held It for 15 days, until
an indemnity was agreed upon for
indignities to a British vice;consuL
Cities May Be Occupied.
All officials were agreed that If
Huerta did not yield, Tampico and
Vera Cruz probably would be occupied
and held until reparation was made in
the form of a salute as demanded by
Rear-Admiral Mayo on April 9. The
Admiral at that time called for the
hoisting of an American flag on shore,
but Rear-Admfral Mayo has notified
the Mexican comtfliander he would not
Insist on that point as long as the sa-
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I (Concluded on Page 21 J Latest political news. Section 2. page 17.1 (Concluded on Pane 2.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTERPAfB Maximum temperature. 71.2
degrees; minimum. 4'J.ti degrees.
TODAY'S Rain nd cooler; southerly
Huerta. told he - must salute fleet fay 7:86
Sunday, Washington time, or take con
sequences. Section 1. pace 1-
Cause of action In erent Huerta refuses Is
considered. Section 1, page 1.
Fleet ateams on toward Tampico. Section
1. page 1.
Queen Mary sanctions decollete dress for
cuurt In Paris. Section 1, page 1.
American trust la Germany's target. Section
-. page 0.
John Redmond now la In dire peril ia belief
Section 2, page 6.
Sakurajlma. volcano In Japan still causes
- tear. Section 2. page 6.
Prussia expels summarily two Danish young
women. Section 2, page 6.
Member of Diet arrested following Intrigue.
Section 2, page 6.
Bryan economies amuse public men. Sec
tion 1. page 2.
Advocates of tolls exemption heard. Sec
tion 1, page 6.
Secretary Lane handicapped by lack of
funds. Section 1. page 5. t
Secretary's speech depicts scholar as future
political leader. Section 1. page 3.
Coast League results: Portland 1. Oakland
6; San Francisco 11, Los Angeles 1:
Venice 5, Sacramento 1. Section 2,
North western League results: Foiiind 0.
Seattle 2; Tacoma 8, Vancouver 4; Spo
kane 11, Victoria 1. Section 2. page 2.
Cofforth's plans spoiled by Gunner's foreign
match. Section 2, page 4.
RapaJlo, green California trotter. Is eyed by
horsemen. Section 2, page 6.
Rowing Club faces busy season. Section 2.
Seals promise to bo hard contenders this
season. Section 2, page 3.
Two California horses will be entered In
grand circuit -races. Section 2, page 6.
Anglers are practicing for tournament and
. entries are being made. Section 2, page 4.
Coast League to aid, not hinder war on Fed
erals, says Baunu- Section 2, page 1.
Dow Walker in "Man Behind" at Multnomar
Club. Section 2. page 5. .
Batting and fielding statistics of league.
Section 2, page &
Coast League to aid war on Federals. Sec
tion 2, page 1.
Oregon Agricultural College wins Columbia
track meet. Section 2. page 4.
Washington High takes first lnterscholastio
honors ut Columbia track meet. Section
State University to train students to be bust.
ness experts. Section 1. page 1.
Vancouver Commercial Club hears anru-
ments on Oregon approach to bridge.
Section 1, page 10. .
Lawyer on stand says Rev. Mr. Barnhlsel
lied. Section 1. page u.
R. A. Booth discusses future of Pacific
Slope before Oregon Club. Section 1,
Attempt .on life of logging camp foreman
made by dynamite, wrecking home near
Scappoose and Injuring members of fam
ily. Section 1, page 1.
Contest for Mayor in Tacoraa to be close.
Section 1. vase 7.
Labor Commissioner may sue alleged viola
tors of law. Section 1, page 7.
Das-utan merchant's condemns Filipino pol
icy. Section 1. page 8.
Farmers show interest In extension work.
Section 1, page 8.
Registration is now 161.471 In state. Section
1, page 9.
Beal Estate and Building.
Building In state shows activity. Section 4,
page 2. s
Commercial and 31arlne.
Hop holders dlspnaed to accept buyers'
terms. Section 2, page 17.
Chicago wheat market depressed by timely
rains.' Section 2, page 17.
Stock market recovers well after final bear
raid. Section 2. page 17.
Tug -Ocklhama will be drydocked for re
pairs Tuesday, section 2, page 18.
Kansas City may be modernized and added
to "Blr Three" fleet. -Section 2. page IS.
Hill steamships fastest on Coast. Section 2,
Portland and VU-tnlty.
Derby-Patton approach for bridge to be
considered by Waddell A Harrington.
Section 1. page 10.
Mrs. Anna Y. Reed to lecture on vocational
survey work. Section 1, page 14.
H. W. Stone, of Portland, heads committee
on Y. M. C. A. survey. Section 1, page 13.
Thousands flock to art exhibition. Section
1, pago 14.
Miss Alice Husby leads ballot race for Fes
tival Queen. . Section 1, page 16.
Auditor Barbur blames- Increased taxation
on demands of public Section 1, nags
Militia company to begin recruiting while
war tal kis on. Section 1, page 11.
Qulncy t-acher denies charge of Inciting
riot and avers school trustee struck her.
Section 1. page 17.
Multnomah County will have rivals In good
roads work. Section 1, page 17.
Fire Prevention day observed in Portland.
Section 1. page 13.
Spanish woman -binlshed from Torreon says
General Villa favors Americans. Section
1. page 11.
W. A. Carter, Republican gubernatorial can
didate, to launch initiative measure abol
ishing; state boards. Section 1, page 10.
Oaks Park has' theater. Section 1. page 13.
Reed College to have "Portland 113" pro
gramme. Section 1. page 12.
Latest political news. Section 2. page 1
HOI, 4 BLOWN FAR
Logging Camp Super
intendent'sWifeHurt JOBS GONE; REVENGE SOUGHT
J. H. Gilmour and Family Have
ATTEMPT ON LIFE IS THIRD
Bloodhounds, Xow on Case, Rnn
Down Trail to Abode of For
eigner Formerly in Employ of
Timber Concern's Camp.
SCAPFOOSE. Or..- April IS. (Spe
cial.) Attempt for the third time on
the life of J. H. Gilmour, superintend
ent of the Nehalem Timber & Logging
Company's camp, ten miles west of this
place, at I o'clock this morning re
sulted in tho serious injury of Mrs.
Gilmour. by a heavy charge of dyna
mite, and the bruising of Mr. Gilmour
and tholr two children, as they lay
asleep in their beds, in a tent-house.
Mrs. Gilmour is said to be In a
serious condition in a hospital at Van
couver. Was., whence she was taken
immediately after the explosion, said
to have been set by discharged em
ployes of the logging concern, revenge
being sought on Mr. Gilmour. personal
ly, to whom they laid the loss of
Late tonight it was learned that
William Conyers' bloodhounds from
Clatskanle. now on the trail, for three
times have lost the scent at the home
of a foreigner, formerly an employe
of Mr. Gilmour in the logging camp.
Whether or not this man had anything
to do with the attempt on the Uvea
of the Gilmour family could not be
learned as Sheriff Thompson and his
deputies could not be reached from St,
Helens or Clatskanle tonight.
Klrst Attempt Made March 22.
On March 2, the first attempt on
Mr. Gilmour's life mas made by fire.
Two nights ago the second attempt was
made, this time to wreck' the abode
when the family was away, but the
unexpected return of Mr. Gilmour to
the camp frustrated the carrying out
of tho t.eed as fully as desired. Iast
night the family did not retire until a
late hour, and it was close to 1 o'clock
beforo the explosion of dynamite was
Mr. Gilmour gives to heavy mat
tresses, on which the family sleep, the
credit for preserving the lives of his
One peculiar feature of the near
tragedy is the fact that the 13-year-old
son, Robert, was picked up still
asleep. The children slept in a room
separate from their parents and this
room was carried several feet from its
The charge was placed directly un
der the bed occupied by Mr. and Mrs.
Gllmore. and it was due to this heavy
charge that they were blown many
feet. . Their abode was two rooms of
canvas and wood construction.
Dosest Homes Nearby.
. The first man of the camp to reach
the scene after the explosion was
Henry Krueger, the night watchman,
followed quickly by Jarvis Chambers,
engineer of the donkey engine, who
lives nearest to the Gllmore family.
The Gilmore home was In the center
of a community of a dozen homes of
men employed at the camp.
Sheriff Thompson and Deputy Sheriff
Lake, who have been on the case all
day, declare that the camp has been
FLEET STEAMS ON
EFFICIENCY PROVED BY SPEF,V
Battleships at Vera ' V
Approaching - .
day Forces. ..nmbcr 20,000.
ON BOARD THE TJ. S. S. ARKANSAS,
AT SEA. BY WIRELESS VIA JUPITER,
Fla., April 18. The battleships under
command of Rear-Admiral Badger are
proceeding steadily on their way to
Mexican waters. Efficiency has been
proved by the smoothness and speed
with which mobilization has been ac
complished. Admiral Badger is confi
dent the fleet is prepared for any
emergency, but is unwilling to disclose
his tentative plans.
Rear-Admlral Frank F. Fletcher, in
command of the warships at Vera Cruz,
has been instructed to meet the Arkan
sas and the other battleships compos
ing the squadron off Tampico. on
Wednesday, April C2. when it is ex
pected the fleet will be assembled.
That will mean noLgJcss than 20.000
If the salute demanded by the United
States Government is fired by the
Mexicans, a gunboat will probably re
ceive It and then return to the big
warships, which will lie seven miles
WOMEN SHUN NOMINATIONS
Xo Progressive Files Either in Doug
las County Races.
ROSEBURG. Or.. Aprl. 18. (Special.)
Not a woman or a Progressive is an
aspirant for a nomination for a Doug
las County office. The candidates are:
For Judge, Republicans, R. W. Mars
ters and D. J. Stewart, Roseburg. Com
missioner. Republicans. J. S. Wiley,
Myrtle Creek, and B. F. Nichols. Rid
dle; Democrat, T. C Shaw. Canyon
vllle. Sheriff. Republican, George lv.
Qulne. incumbent; Democrats. R. T.
Ashworth, Roseburg, and Ed Singleton,
Roseburg. County Clerk. Republican.
Benjamin Huntington, Yoncalla; Dem
ocrat. Ed Lenox, Incumbent. County
Treasurer. Republican, James E. Saw
yers. Incumbent; H. T. McCallen, Rose
burg; Democrat, K. Means, Myrtle
FLIRTING TO BE ILLEGAL
Major Albec Drafts Measure Aimed
to Protect Waitresses. .
It will be unlawful to flirt with the
waitress in a restaurant or other eat
ing place if a measure which has been
drafted by Mayor Albee is passed by
the City Council. Tho measure Is
aimed to protect girls and women In
some of tho eating places.
The measure as prepared provides
that "it shall be unlawful for any per
son to make any immoral proposal or
suggestion to any woman employed in
a restaurant or other eating place or
for any Immoral purpose to obtain or,
attempt to obtain any appointment
with or the address of any such
NEW HAVEN TO RAISE COIN
Arrangements Made to Provide $6 3,
. 00,000 for Railway's Needs.
,NEW YORK. April 18. The syndi
cate of New York and Boston bankers
which Is financing the needs of the
New Haven Railroad Company lias
virtually completed arrangements to
raise about $65,000,000 for the road.
The financial plan Involves the Issue
of $20,000,000 three-year 6 per cent
notes of the-New England Navigation
Company and the purchase of about
$45,000,000 treasury assets of the New
Astoria Assault Case tioes Over.
ASTORIA. Or., April 18. (Special.)
The trial of 1L M. Ford, of Marlon
County, charged with attempted crim
inal assault, set for hearing before a
Jury in the Circuit Court today, has
been continued indefinitely. The jury
was excused until May 5, when the
suit of Randall Browning against the
Smiley Lumber Company is set for
trial. This suit is an action to recover
$10,000 damages for personal injuries.
VARSITY TO MAKE
. BUSINESS EXPERTS
School of Commerce to
Be Added at Oregon.
ECONOMIC SURVEY IS FEATURE
Regents Name H. B. Miller to
Direct World-Wide Inquiry.
MARKET EXTENSION OBJECT
Portland Men Are Members of Board
and Headquarters Will Be Opened
Here Architecture Also to
Be Vnivcrsity Course.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. Luscne.
April is (SpeclaI.)Unlversity train
ing for business as well as for the pro
fessions hereafter will be offered by
tho University of Oregon as the re
sult of the action of the board of re
gents today in authorizing the estab
lishment of a school r commerce
under a separate dean.
The development of experts In econ
omy and efficiency who will be quali
fied for better service in public as well
as private business, is the aim of the
An economic survey, to be a detail
of the work, will be organized by H. B.
Miller, formerly United States Consular
representative at many points in the
St.dle. Bt. comprehensive.
Tho school is to prosecute tho most
comprehensive industrial and coni:
mercial studies ever undertaken In the
state Every product will be taken up
in order and every foreign field con
suming Oregon goods will be reported.
Conditions of competition that will
have to be met will be made known to
Oregon people to guide them In ex
tending their trade.
The regents also voted to establish
a school of architecture under a direc
tor, and to enlarso the gr duate school,
in compliance with last week s decision
of the Board of Higher Curricula, as
signing these branches to the unlvrslty
in Mace of the courses in engineering
assigned to the Oreson Agricultural
Mr. Knlcj, ton', i-ians Accepted.
The plans of V.c Knighton for the
new $100,000 administration building,
voted by the people In the referendum
election last lc'. were accepted, to
gether with the "block plan" for the
campus submitted by Ellis K. Lawrence
The new building will stand south of
Thirteenth street, facing northuard
down the center of the present campus,
and just east of Kincaid athletic field.
Tills arrangement will obviate for the
present the necessity of abandoning
Kincaid field, effecting a saving of
$10,000 in grading and construction
work, which would have been expended
In moving the field.
The enlarged graduate school will
work In co-operation with the new
School of Commerce, according to the
plan of tho regents.
Work to Be Ilone In Industries.
Both are to work together for the
public service and the economic advan.
tago of the state, and much advanced
work will be done away from the cam
pus in connection with the industries
of Oregon. Not only will the practical
results of all such research redound to
the benefit of tho Industry of the state,
it was argued, but students In com
merce will be able to obtain informa
tion absolutely impossible to gain while
working for wages on the average job.
Assistant Professor C. R. Reid was
promoted to a professorship, taking tho
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